Jeni - button is saying you're not funny. Or not female, I'm not sure which.
Speaking as a bloke, which I feel I’m reasonably well qualified to do, I think there are some funny female comedians and also some shit ones.
I think female comedians are more likely to target their material at other women, which will leave men alienated and resorting to our default response when we don’t understand something – dismissing it as shit.
I saw Donna McPhail in a comedy club once and during her set there were more blokes queuing for the toilets than there were left in the audience. Her material wasn’t aimed at men, so we took the opportunity to have a piss and make sure we didn’t miss something later that we might enjoy after she’d finished.
Other than that I’d say there are probably an equal proportion of good and bad comedians regardless of gender, it’s just that there are more male comedians, so it feels like there are more good ones.
I can name far more male comedians that I don’t like than female ones. But that’s probably because I can name far more male comedians than female ones.
Mr Target is right though, the original sub didn't suggest that women can't be funny, just that Miranda is shit.